See the results of a case series of the treatment that we provide for cranial cruciate ligament injuries. Our veterinarian team are proud of what they’ve achieved, and this evidence shows just how effective they have been. There are also testimonials, which show the positive experiences that pet owners have had at Astonlee Veterinary Hospital.
This case series details 100 cases of this injury being treated using the
replacement graft technique here at Astonlee. In the recovery after the
operation, we encourage dog owners to walk their dogs on a lead from the first
day after the operation, gradually building up the exercise over the 3 month
recovery period. It is not necessary in the majority of cases to put the
dog in a cage at all, as long as a sensible exercise programme is adhered
to. In the cases where the dog is extremely lively, a cage may be
required for resting the dog when owner supervision is minimally present or for
the occasions when the overactive recovering patient is likely to chase around
the house while the owner has to be out for a while.’
These testimonials show what people think of the service that they’ve received at our veterinary hospital.
"When Casper, my white boxer dog, first started to limp, we suspected perhaps a thorn or some other foreign body had lodged in his hind foot. Being a young dog, we did not for 1 minute think beyond this simple explanation for the cause of his temporary walking problem.
2 weeks on and still no sign of improvement, so we took Casper along to see the veterinary surgeon, Paul Manning in Newport Pagnell, Casper’s consultant since he left the protection of the whelping cage aged 8 weeks.
Even before examining Casper, Paul had a very good idea what was causing the now-pronounced limp. The examination proved his initial diagnosis; a possible break or fraying of the cruciate ligament, which meant (unfortunately for Casper) an operation to mend the offending soft tissue injury/defect.
Paul opted for a procedure that has been around since the fifties; a less invasive surgery using part of the patient’s own tissue to repair the damage. To date, Casper has been the unfortunate victim to have had the problem in both rear legs, but thanks to the skill and method used, Casper has gone on to live a full, active, and extremely energetic lifestyle.
Casper is now coming up to his tenth birthday. His legs are perhaps stronger now than they were 7 years before surgery."
My name is TAZI. I am a 12-year-old border collie, and boy, do I love life. I can run and keep up with the young ones; I play, climb, and enjoy myself. I’ve just had a week’s holiday in the Lake District, and did a lot of climbing up steep rocky fells and slopes. I really did well, so my mum said. And listen to this; I’ve had 2 new back legs, one when I as about 8 years old, the other 1 year later when I was about 9 years old."
Cruciate I think they are called. Anyway, my vet Dr Paul Manning is so good at it he sorted me out and now I am good as new with my 2 new legs, my mum will always be grateful to him.
Anyway, thanks for listening. Bye for now,